FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * SCHER JASON SCOTT 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Lifeway Foods, Inc. [ LWAY ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)
C/O LIFEWAY FOODS, INC., 6431 OAKTON STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/12/2021
(Street)
MORTON GROVE, IL 60053
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, no par value                 24567 (1) D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units   (2) 4/27/2022    A     40625       (3)  (3) Common Stock  40625  $0  40625  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Includes a time-based restricted stock award of which 3,802 shares will vest on July 15, 2022 and 3,802 shares will vest on July 15, 2023 in each case contingent on the Reporting Person's continued service as a Director on each applicable vesting date.
(2)  Each restricted stock unit ("RSU") represents a contingent right once vested and as soon as practicable after the Reporting Person no longer serves as director to receive one share of Issuer's common stock, if the shareholders approve such issuance, or cash equal to the number of vested RSUs multiplied by the closing price of the common stock on the day the Reporting Person ceases to serve as director of the Company. Such RSUs were granted upon conversion of the Reporting Person's Board of Director compensation in fiscal year 2021 into RSUs.
(3)  35,268 RSUs vested and became non-forfeitable immediately, and, unless there is an earlier change of control of the Company or death or disability of the Reporting Person, upon which all unvested RSUs become fully vested and non-forfeitable, 1,786 will vest and become non-forfeitable on August 12, 2022, 1,786 will vest and become non-forfeitable on August 12, 2023 and 1,785 will vest and become non-forfeitable on August 12, 2024. Unvested RSUs will be forfeited if the Reporting Person's service as director terminates for any reason other than his death or disability or a change in control of the Company.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SCHER JASON SCOTT
C/O LIFEWAY FOODS, INC.
6431 OAKTON STREET
MORTON GROVE, IL 60053
X



Signatures
/s/ Jason S. Scher 6/29/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

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